Bellefonte students visit cadaver lab
BELLEFONTE — Bellefonte Area High School students had the chance to visit a functioning cadaver lab recently. Biology teacher Christopher Freidhoff said the students — 11th and 12th graders from his AP biology and Fatina Rhoades’s anatomy classes — had the chance to learn about what goes on in the lab as well as learn even more about the function of the human body.
“The two instructors, Dani Hall and John Waters, were absolutely amazing,” Freidhoff said.
Both Hall and Waters stressed to the students the importance of honoring the people who volunteered their bodies for educational purposes before being brought into the labs. Students were outfitted in anatomy gowns and gloves as well, Friedhoff said.
“Mrs. Hall showed us the lungs and heart from four bodies they had in the lab,” he continued. “Our students were able to pass around each of the hearts and see how smoking and other health related factors influence how the lung appeared.”
The students also had the chance to explore the cavities, muscles and different body systems during their visit.
“I want to give a big shout out to Ms. Rhoades’s anatomy students who answered a ton of their questions correctly during the lab,” Friedhoff said, adding that he and Rhoades’s were impressed with how their classes conducted themselves.